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Two arrested in connection with illegal Croydon rave

Two arrested in connection with illegal Croydon rave

  Two men were arrested and two addresses raided yesterday in connection with an investigation into an illegal rave in East Croydon last month where teenager Rio Andrew died. The raids occurred at addresses in Poplar, East London, and West Horsley, Surrey. The arrested men, both in their 20s,  remain…

Couple jailed after seven-year housing benefit fraud nets £188,000

Couple jailed after seven-year housing benefit fraud nets £188,000

A married couple were jailed this week after a property scam which netted £188,000 of taxpayers’ money over seven years. Nicole Mwamba, 48, and her husband William Kapuya, 47, were sentenced to 30 and 14 months respectively at Croydon Crown Court last month for 18 offences related to the fraud, which…

Croydon Council moves away from controversial bed and breakfasts

Croydon Council moves away from controversial bed and breakfasts

  Croydon Council has announced plans to provide alternative short-term accommodation for homeless people living in controversial bed and breakfasts following the purchase of 189 flats in Thornton Heath. The council estimates it will save upwards of £2 million over the duration of the leases. Sycamore House and Concorde House –…

Campbell transfer deal completed

Campbell transfer deal completed

Fraizer Campbell has agreed terms with Crystal Palace, completing his protracted move away from Cardiff City. The Eagles triggered the release clause of the 26-year-old who scored nine goals in all competitions for Cardiff last season. The fee for the former Sunderland striker is expected rise to £1m with add-ons.…

Croydon’s London Road thrives in the Carnival spirit

Croydon’s London Road thrives in the Carnival spirit

Croydon’s London Road was in the party spirit on Sunday as the Carnival of Cultures took place. The event, which launched as a response to the 2011 London riots, saw a celebration of local businesses, community groups and diverse cultures. The Carnival of Cultures showcased Russian and Indian dancers, an opera…

Crystal Palace poised to sign striker Campbell from Cardiff City

Crystal Palace poised to sign striker Campbell from Cardiff City

  Crystal Palace are reported to be on the verge of signing striker Fraizer Campbell from Cardiff City after meeting his contract’s £600,000 release clause. Campbell, 26, who scored six goals in England’s top flight last season, has been expected to leave the Bluebirds since their relegation last season. Leicester…

Croydon flagship borough to tackle child obesity

Croydon flagship borough to tackle child obesity

  Croydon is leading the way in tackling child obesity, as one of London’s two new food flagship boroughs. The announcement made last week by Mayor Boris Johnson sees Croydon and Lambeth set to pioneer projects from the “Lighter London” programme in schools and communities. Over a five year period the scheme will educate children about…

Film makers in competition to fight doorstep crime

Film makers in competition to fight doorstep crime

  Croydon’s amateur film makers have been asked to focus their skills on rogue traders in a bid to undermine crooks who target the old and vulnerable. The Trading Standards Institute (TSI) has launched a ‘Be a Good Neighbour Stop Rogue Traders’ campaign in Croydon to encourage amateur filmmakers to produce…

Appeal for missing 13 year old boy from Croydon

Appeal for missing 13 year old boy from Croydon

Merton police are appealing for the public’s help in finding a 13 year old boy who has been missing since Wednesday July 16. River Bovell-Reid who lives in Croydon was last seen leaving an address in Newham, east London, wearing a hooded black Adidas top, black Adidas bottoms and black Adidas trainers. River…

Croydon woman and Lewisham man jailed for 13 years after smuggling £400,000 of cocaine

Croydon woman and Lewisham man jailed for 13 years after smuggling £400,000 of cocaine

  A Croydon woman and a Lewisham man have been jailed for a total of 13 years for their part in a plot to smuggle £400,000 of cocaine into Gatwick airport hidden in tins of vegetables. Sharon Dixon, 52, of Whitehorse Lane, South Norwood, was sentenced to nine years at Kingston Crown…